Do Man Boobs Growth Back After Gynecomastia Surgery? 

Man Boobs Growth Back After Gynecomastia Surgery

No man wants to grow boobs.

In fact, having man boobs  not just impacts his masculinity, but also impairs his self confidence.

Gynecomastia is the medical term for condition where a male develops breast.  And no, its nor rare. About 10-20 percent of young adults face this issues. Contrary to popular belief gynaecomastia is not just fat or weight related condition . Gynaecomastia  happens due to the imbalance of the female and male sex hormones- Estrogen and Androgen. male breasts show up first during puberty and stays on.

Gynecomastia surgery is the gold standard treatment for man boobs. It is a common surgery done under local or general anaesthesia where chest is contoured with liposuction and hard gland part is removed by a small incision in nipple. Surgery is said to be permanent cure for gynaecomastia. How far is it true though? Can man boobs come back after surgery?

Man Boobs

Let me answer this question based on my personal experience . Its rare , but possible for male boobs to come back. Reasons can be following

1. Obesity : In obese people 90 percent of the enlargement is fat and 10 percent is breast glands located right under the nipples. If only liposuction is done it looks fine sometimes , but even a small amount of gland left , can cause dissatisfaction. During surgery in lying down position chest may look flat but small gynecomastia can be visible later.

2. Inadequate surgery: sometimes if surgery is done under local anaesthesia, and problem is big, its not possible to remove the gland or fat completely if patients starts feeling pain. Type of anaesthesia should suit the extent of gynecomastia.

3 Post-operative weight gain : Gland, when removed completely does not grow but  with extreme weight gain chest can re accumulate fat . When gynecomastia surgery is done in thin and normal weight people this problem is rare. Weight gain does not cause gynecomastia to come back. But in Fatty individuals with loose skin on chest, this is more common.

4. Anabolic Steroids:  Body builders commonly suffer from  gynecomastia, because breasts gland respond to anabolic steroids and get enlarged. They have very less body fat, so gynecomastia is gland only and mostly like prominent nipple. After surgery and removal of glands if they continue to take steroids for body building, there is a chance that gland may regrow. 10 percent of gland is usually left behind under the nipple in all gynecomastia surgeries to avoid depression in nipple area. that remaining gland can get enlarged later if steroids are overused.

Male Boobs Solution

What is the solution if the male boobs came back ?

In such situation, resurgery is the only option. The most important thing is to make sure to wait 6 months before second surgery and to maintain weight at the level it was, before first  surgery. If at the same weight level, before after pictures and measurements confirm that gynecomastia is back then surgery can be planned. All tests including male and female hormone tests should be done to rule out any internal problem that caused the recurrence.

How to avoid recurrence of gynecomastia ?

Gynecomastia surgery is in fact a very successful and satisfying surgery. Its safe and permanent. Recurrence is rare. Just maintain healthy weight and maintain general health. Choose your plastic surgeon carefully and do not hesitate to ask questions and express your concerns.

After surgery sometimes I have seen patients getting doubt that gynaecomastia is coming back. It is mostly a psychological doubt, and pictures and measurements reassure the patient that all is well.

About the Clinic and Doctor

Dr. Priti Shukla

Dr. Priti Shukla is the best female cosmetic surgeons in Hyderabad. She has 18 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and thousands of satisfied patients. Ambrosia Clinic is leading skin plastic surgery clinic of Hyderabad since 2009. Our team of dermatologist and Plastic surgeons at Ambrosia clinic offer services like hair transplantation, laser, skin care and plastic surgery.

The Way to Get Rid Of Gynecomastia Caused by Steroids

Gynecomastia Caused by Steroids

Gynecomastia: Are you a fitness freak?

Does the perfect looking body inspire you to hit the gym and get yourself in shape?


If you have answered yes to the above questions, then it’s clear that as a man, you take your body shape very seriously.

Now, that’s a great thing, isn’t it?

It is, of course, till the time you start pumping in steroids to enhance your figure. Did you know that after a certain level, steroids can actually wreak havoc on your body?

Steroids Side effects

It is believed by gym enthusiasts and fitness experts from all over that a man’s body should be aesthetic and well sculpted to draw all that attention from admirers. But then, this attention shouldn’t be attracted because of man boobs!Steroids, when overused, can cause damage. Well, man boobs are one damage that steroids can cause.

Understanding Man Boobs

Understanding Man Boobs

Gynecomastia,or gyno  is a condition in males, where they have, what is called ‘man boobs’ and this is caused due to an imbalance in their sex hormones. Testosterone ( androgens ) are malehormones produced by testes in men . Estrogens and Progesteron are female hormones produced by ovaries in women. But both men and women also have both male and female hormones. Both men and women have adrenal glands , that produce natural  steroid hormones and these are converted into testosterone and estrogens . That is why males have small quantity of female hormones. and females have male hormones too. As long as there is balance of male and female hormones, there is no problem. But in case of any imbalance and relative female hormone excess , male breast glands enlarge  and that is called gynecomastia. This generally happens to men during the time of puberty temporarily , and in most cases subsides on its own and hormones get readjusted.

Steroids and Man Boobs

Steroids and Man Boobs

Bodybuliders who take steroids to develop muscles and perpormance, often face the problem of man boobs and causes them go through bouts of exasperation and low self-esteem. Steroid pills and injections are converted to female hormones in body and stimulates the breast glands.

As a plastic surgeon, I am alarmed to see many body building sites prescribing antidotes to steroids , as a cure or prevention of gynecomastia. All this advise is coming from unqualified and non doctor sources, from gym intructors and such . The drugs used are anti estrogen pills used for treatment of breast cancer in females , and also aromatase enzyme inhibitors which block body enzymes that convert steroid to estrogen . None of these drugs are safe to be taken without medical prescription and they can have serious side effects of their own .

Best treatment of stroid induced gynecomastia is surgery. And surgery done by a qualified plastic surgeon is safer than self administered steroids, anticancer drugs and aromatase inhibitor drugs. Yes, medicines can have life threatening side effects too .

Surgery for man boobs caused by steroids :

Steroid induced gynecomastia in bodybuilders is different from usual gynecomastia of adult men. In bodybuliders fat percentage is low and glad percentage is very high . Sometimes its just pointy nipple. Liposuction and gland removal is the standard treatment. This surgery can be done in local or general anaesthesia, but is always a daycare surgery. Gland removal is done through a small scar in the nipple which allows body builders to remove their shirt without having any sign of surgery.

A vest is work for 3 weeks after surgery . workouts can be started after 3 weeks and regular bodybuilding routine can be resumed after 6 weeks.

There is a small change of gland coming back after surgery if the stroid usage is continued. That is, because very small amount of gland tissue is left under the nipple for preventing crater or depression ar nipple . This small tissue looks natural and does not enlarge normally , but it can, if steroids are overused .

When you see a doctor about your gynecomastia , do share your complete medical history and dosage of sterods you take. This will help in performing safe anaesthesia and surgery. Hiding your medical history can be risky.

About the Clinic and Doctor

Dr. Priti Shukla


Dr. Priti Shukla is the best female cosmetic surgeons in Hyderabad. She has 18 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and thousands of satisfied patients. Ambrosia Clinic is leading skin plastic surgery clinic of Hyderabad since 2009. Our team of dermatologist and Plastic surgeons at Ambrosia clinic offer services like hair transplantation, laser, skin care and plastic surgery.


Procedure To Remove Gynecomastia Scars

Gynecomastia Scars

Gynecomastia Scars: All men want to do is look like men. But then, it is impossible to look so with male breasts. But, dos having man boobs, or gynecomastia, as it is medically referred to, mean the end of the road?

Gynecomastia is the scientific word for male breasts. It describes the oddly shaped male chest, with the extra fat. However, all men have a male breast tissue, which is not payed attention to. But, when this tissue grows in a manner that is not normal to a male body, it results in Gynecomastia. The reason for this condition is due to the female hormone  estrogen excess or hypersensitivity in males. Any change in the levels of male estrogen will impact upon the growth of male breasts.

Gynecomastia is a harmless, painless condition but it causes huge psychological trauma to the bearer.This trauma may not be expressed to friends and family, but constant shame and attempts to hide it is painful and traumatic. Exercises and medicines are often tried by men, before they realize that these things do not actually give relief  and they turn to surgery after trying everything else. Scars are one of the things topmost on one’s mind, after surgery. Will they have ugly scars? will they have to bear the sign of their trauma forever? Lets find out.

Gynecomastia Surgery in Hyderabad

What are the usual scars like after gynaecomastia surgery:

There are 2 types of scars after the gynecomastia surgery:

1. Liposuction scars: liposuction of chest is often done as a part of gynecomastia surgery. Liposuction is done through small cuts  4 mm in size and usually 1-2 on each side. After healing marks left are usually just spots of 4 mm size which are like any pimple spot. In some people they are dark initially but become pale and virtually invisible to see or touch.

2. Nipple scar: for gland removal. Gland removal is commonly required with or without liposuction. Scar is 2 cm long inside the dark nipple areola. This is closed with absorbable sutures usually and it is virtually invisible.

Normal vs Abnormal Gynecomastia scars:

Normal gynecomastia scars are virtually invisible to others – both nipple and liposuction scar.

Scars can sometimes be bothersome:

1. Liposuction Spots: When liposuction spots stay dark or get elevated – This depends on persons skin tendency to form scars. Treatment is available in form of creams, lasers for darker scars and stroid injections for elevated scars.

2. Nipple Scars: Nipples may look sunken and abnormal looking if extensive gland excision is done. Sometimes, nipples scars can be dark and elevated.

3. Chest Scars: Sometimes, surgeons who might have less experience or may not be qualified, may make scars on the chest apart from the above mentioned types of scars.

After Gynecomastia Surgery in Hyderabad

Gynecomastia Scars: It’s essential, therefore, that something is done about the gynecomastia surgery scars. The various ways of removing the scars are as follows:

1. Prevent the scars in the first place by choosing the right and qualified plastic surgeon. Research is the key.

2. Discussing the scars by witnessing and researching about people who might have faced the similiar kind of scars and who got it rectified by the surgeon.

3. Certain scars can be avoided in a few cases. Discussing with your doctor helps to great extent by making them understand that you might have a history of bad scars.

4. If you notice scars, immediate rectification should be made. Informing your surgeon is the first step. According to the nature of the scars treatments are given. Creams, silicone gel sheets, injections and lasers are some of the common treatments done to remove scars. The final option if none of these work is Scar Revision surgery.

So, if you want to opt for a surgery, be advised to ask your doctor the right questions. It is also important for you to have patience as with time the scars will reduce and the texture of the skin will get even.

About the Clinic and Doctor

Dr. Priti Shukla


Dr. Priti Shukla is the best female cosmetic surgeons in Hyderabad. She has 18 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and thousands of satisfied patients. Ambrosia Clinic is leading skin plastic surgery clinic of Hyderabad since 2009. Our team of dermatologist and Plastic surgeons at Ambrosia clinic offer services like hair transplantation, laser, skin care and plastic surgery.


Gynecomastia operation cost ????…

Gynecomastia operation cost ????


Hey Sahu,
Gynecomastia operation cost varies from case to case.
After looking at your case, we will only able to tell you best price.
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